Birmingham Cotteridge Beer Guide: Your Birmingham Cotteridge guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Birmingham Cotteridge

68 /100
Redbeer'd (Bar)
1891 PERSHORE ROAD
“Microbar situated close to Kings Norton railway station. One cask plus 8 keg lines pouring on my visit last Saturday.“
Cheeseboard 601 days ago
78 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“My first stop on the mainland, and a 40 minute wait to open on a Saturday morning, even though there own Facebook page stated a 11am opening only weeks previously. A very impressive collection of bottled & canned beers from the West Midlands, rest of England & Europe, but none I noticed were in fridges & also service was very lackluster & I was not able to get a itemed receipt. Overall I place well worth a stop, a got a load of beers at a decent price but I preferred my visit to Stirchley Wines immediately afterwards.“
Jerseyislandbeer 890 days ago
84 /100
Redbeer'd (Bar)
1891 PERSHORE ROAD
“Been to this recently opened microbar a few times now close to Kings Norton railway station and a start to the Cotteridge and Stirchley pub scene. 4 cask ales and up to 10 keg taps available. Staff friendly and know their beer. Seating for around 12 but a few more upstairs where the toilet is located. Cash only.“
gillhalfpint 1504 days ago
86 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Ah the great Cotteridge Wines, one of the very reasons to visit this area. So this place should not leave anything to be desired? Well the selection is very good. Bunch of good UK breweries like Deya, Northern Monk, Cloudwater, occasional Verdant, Neon Raptor and much more. However not that many high scored ones which are most sought after. Maybe we paid it a visit at wrong time. I expected a bit more from bottles from Kernel or Burning Sky, but they did have some interesting Durham beers. Impressive range of imported beers, especially from US. But these days you can get those cheaper from Dutch online shops, I guess we're too spoiled these days. Also some parts of the shelves were empty, not sure if we came just before a shipment. Service seemed a bit indifferent, but that might be our fault. Don't get me wrong this is a great shop, one of the best I've been to in UK, but it doesn't compare to top US shops. Certainly worth visiting.“
Iznogud 1515 days ago
86 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“I've heard about this place for years and was only able to check it out now. Upon approaching the shop, it didn't look from the outside like one of the best beer shops in England. However going inside, and looking at the many delights that awaited, I wasn't disappointed. Some amazing craft beer from all over the world, but I was especially drawn to the US bottles: Crooked Stave, Lost Abbey, Prairie and the like. Exciting stuff. The tap room was a bit cold, both in temperature and ambience, but there were quite a few good beers being sold from Mikkeller, Magic Rock, Siren and the like. A destination shop for sure.“
jjsint 1971 days ago
92 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“The go to place to shop for beers in Birmingham. The range is always top notch, the quality of choice is so good its easy just to take a chance on a few different beers. The tap room is a nice addition, would be nice if the outdoor area has a bit of a refurb but a superb place nonetheless“
lord_squirrel 2014 days ago
92 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Lucky enough to live just down the road from Cotteridge Wines. Superb selection of beer. Could spend hours there. Owners/staff leave you be to pick what you like, but are happy to help with recommendations. Little micropub/beer garden (summer) out back. Enjoy!“
TheWatts22 2201 days ago
92 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Walkable from Kings Norton railway station. Amazing bottleshop & taproom run by two brothers. Suposedly a range of over 1400 bottles. Certainly the the most comprehensive selection that I have seen in a bottleshop. I have spent over an hour perusing the selection on a good few occasions. Taproom out the back, often with some pretty interesting beers on offer.“
Cheeseboard 2352 days ago
90 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Very very impressive selection with lots of locals, other UK beers and foreign beers. Most foreign beers were US. Beer garden out back. 14 taps, but only 8 were in use. Nice place to buy beers and tick right away. Friendly service.“
saxo 2402 days ago
90 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“This store has an amazing selection of UK beers in the middle and foreign beers on the outside. We had decided to spend an entire day here sampling bottles, which got us to around 70. We arrived at 13.00 and stayed until the outdoor serving area closed at 19.30. Even though we had this much time, and were very selective, we never made it to the foreign beers. They also have a small tap room out back, but only eight of the 14 taps were on. They have a toilet upstairs, and I must say that it is long overdue for a renovation. We were allowed to use the fridges for cooling the bottled beers, which was really nice.“
Rasmus40 2402 days ago
90 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“01/05/17. Ubered here with a colleague on a lunchtime - annoyingly didn’t have time to try the tap room. Walked in, saw all the beers and instantly forgot what I was after. Whilst I wandered around picking a few beers to take back down south my colleague wandered around filling a box. I would too if I was local and single. The owners were extremely helpful, checking for a couple of beers I was after and making recommendations to me. They got extra business because my colleague then bought the beers they were point out to me. My concern a out this place is that I picked the wrong beers. Why did I put the Elusive beer back?? Next time I come up I will bring a bigger bag.“
BeardedAvenger 2456 days ago
90 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Been back a few times now, for ’tastings’, ’bottle shares’ and on my own: really like the place. A couple of miles down the road from Birmingham’s other ’beer geek’ shop in Stirchley, I prefer this place now. You are left alone to wander along the rows of beer to select and browse without any interference. The prices are keen and the selection different to their near competition: these guys seem to major on craft and newer UK breweries with a smaller International and traditional area. I’ll always try visit both this place and Stirchley when I need a special beer fix because between them you are going to find something you want, need or is interesting.“
BlackHaddock 2579 days ago
92 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Awesome bottle shop with a cracking selection of UK and international beers and a bar out back. Super friendly service, great beers and all in all an awesome experience. Cotteridge deserves its place as best English bottle shop!“
kermis 2615 days ago
92 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Typical Birmingham, dear city of my childhood, not to have much in the way of beer stores but to have just the one that is among the best in Britain. No prizes for displayed information but the choices are almost entirely top class or highly unusual. The tap room at the back should have its own entry, as it would pass as a micropub if it weren’t for the shop at the front.“
Tim Webb 2738 days ago
98 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Wonderful. A huge selection of beer that I doubt can be beaten anywhere close by. The added small bar area with some very interesting choices just adds to the appeal. Just go.“
Scotty001 2773 days ago
98 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Until I find out otherwise this is clearly the best beer shop in the UK. Service is absolutely top notch. For the first half hour or so I didn’t ask for any help, just geeked out and was left to it. Then I asked for a bit of help and he showed me to exactly what I was looking for. All the staff had their input too. Had a beer outside, good chat with some of the staff. Can’t speak my highly enough of this place, love it. Will go back again and again for the rest of my life.“
weaselkenievil 2793 days ago
94 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Visited for Cotteridge Convention 2 on 5th March 2016. Great bottle shop about a 5 min walk from Kings Norton. Selection is excellent with a huge range of bottles from around the world and an extensive craft beer range from the UK. Add to that a bar with 8 taps dispensing brand new beers from the UK scene then what’s to be disappointed about. Staff are friendly, put up with a lot of boosted raters shopping for beer, hosted a great tasting event in the tasting room and seemed popular with the locals. A great place to go. Highly recommended.“
WingmanWillis 2911 days ago
94 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“What a truly spectacular selection. One side of the shop is traditional English and the other are craft breweries. Their stock shifts all the time. So quick it’s hard to keep up unless you’re around all the time or on Twitter. Nonetheless, the staff are friendly and informed. They’ve been doing this for a long time. .“
worldbeertaste 3029 days ago
96 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“My only visit to date was during the Cotteridge Convention, January 2015. It really lived up to the hype. From the outside it looks like any other corner shop/convenience store. Inside the front room contains a truly world-class selection of bottled beer. Excellent selection of UK-stuff including exclusives and stuff not seen elsewhere. The international selection is also pretty spectacular and contains beers from some of the best breweries in the world. Coming from London the prices are exceptional. In the back room they have nice selection of taps for growler fill and a small tasting room. The service is equally fabulous. Truly one of the best bottle shops out there.“
Scopey 3038 days ago
96 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Possibility the best beer shop in the uk. Selection is 2nd to none. A little overwhelming. At times. A little pricy in places but that’s imports for you, and i found plenty of new uk stuff. Nice little tap room at back, that had a cracking beavertown selection the day i was there“
cgarvieuk 3101 days ago
100 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Full marks to jas and his brother. Super knowledgeable and friendly, no pretence and generous with their experience. Lucky to have this shop in brum, the selection is the best I have seen anywhere in the world. Prices are realistic and fair. Great man cave out back, too. World class!“
Pradadarling 3204 days ago
92 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Truly fantastic selection of beers, friendly and helpful staff, great prices! What else can you ask for? This is THE BEST bottle shop in Birmingham, and righteously so!“
DrGD 3209 days ago
90 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Absolutely mind blowing selection of beers from all over the world especially hard to find stuff. Service is very friendly and helpful. Was truly amazed at the treasures this little shop held!“
Jimmythespoon 3315 days ago
92 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Just visited last night. Superb range of beers and came away with far more than I had initially intended. Friendly staff who leave you to browse but happy to help if needed. Lots of stuff I’ve never found in UK before. Recommended 24/1/15 They now have a 14tap sample room for drinking on premises and akeaway by growler. Good prices, available in thirds, good range of UK and international beers on. Refocussed bottle selection on desirable US, Danish and UK beers (reduced Belgian/German). Bottles saved for me to pick up on the day, soon to offer mail order service“
Beersiveknown 3317 days ago
96 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Visited on the 25th Jan, and really impressed. I thought it might be difficult for it to live up to the reviews, but I needent of worried. Great select of beers, and the prices were reasonable. This was my first visit, but I will definitely be back, even its a trip just for this.“
Mr_Pink_152 3318 days ago
92 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Came here for the Cotteridge Convention.

The selection is excellent - I picked up a couple of big wants and could easily have come away with more if space had permitted. Prices are very reasonable. Can’t fault the service either - friendly and knowledgeable and a curry thrown in for the tasting! Curry is always the way to my heart.

Definitely worth the trip from Birmingham - you could even stop off at the Cadbury factory on the way.“
The_Osprey 3318 days ago
96 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Updated review: Visited again in January 2015. Cotteridge Wines is absolutely world class. Not only is the selection of beers perhaps the best you will find in the UK, but the customer service is without peer. The new tasting room - with draft lines and growler fills - is excellent, and I am very excited to see what these guys have planned next. Cotteridge is a must-visit beer destination if you are anywhere nearby.

Original review (June 2013): An absolutely outstanding bottle shop. There are only a handful of places in the UK with selection like this place has. And the value - oh, the value! It’s fantastic. I left here with literally all I could carry. The selection includes local breweries, lots of London breweries, nice range of US micros, tons of Belgian, Scandinavian. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. This place is an definite must-visit if you are near Birmingham. Visited during the RateBeer Black Country Bash.“
Leighton 3318 days ago
96 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Revisited on Saturday Jan 24th for the RB Cotteridge Convention. They have now opened a taproom to the rear, 14 keg offerings, good mix of styles and solid breweries on offer - a new Magic Rock Cannonball on our visit! The room behind the taproom is a basic man cave affair with mis-match of chairs and stools that suited us admirably in the tasting the owners allowed us to stage. Loved the haunted house upstairs and the old bath in the shitter! Great guys here, Jas even cooked up a curry for the hungry hordes. Super solid bottle shop and now with a taproom ! Must visit - just 15 minutes on the train from New St to Kings Norton or a taxi direct to the city centre was just a tenner (we went straight to the Craven Arms in around 10-15 minutes). Score upped from 92 to 94. Visited on the RB Black country bash - 6th July ’13. What a cracking shop. Great range from all over the UK, plenty of new micros and hop profferers such as Partizan and Kernel. Mikkeller and De Molen pretty much had their own shelves! Good US selection, ditto Belgian. Friendly guys - big thanks to Jaz & Kal who hosted a tasting for us in the back room then waved us off. Definately worth the bus ride from the city centre. As well as finding London beers you can’t ordinarily find in London, they were also cheaper in most cases!“
Theydon_Bois 3318 days ago
96 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Exceptional range and service. So friendly, so much choice and now that the tasting room is up and running it is exceptional. Absolutely World Class. I think that the patio idea is worth following up boys.“
imdownthepub 3318 days ago
98 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“What can be said that hasn’t already been said about the world class Cotteridge Wines? There probably isn’t a better bottle shop in Europe. Period. The bottle selection in numbers is unmatched, the diversity of the beers unmatched and the prices... unmatched. Top that off with a 14 tap, fully-licensed, tasting room and Jaz and Kal have done a magnificent job, easily the hardest working people in beer. All this is topped off by having local beer expert, Roberto Ross, to guide you through your choices. You can get most beers available here quicker than London etc and obviously cheaper than anywhere. It’s hard to take it all in when entering as there’s truly is a remarkable amount of great beer. Make no mistake, this shop is not only a gem for Birmingham but for the whole of the UK, no world-wide list would be complete with out Cotteridge’s finest.“
LewisKingBeer 3355 days ago
96 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“It’s been a real pleasure seeing this place get even better in the almost 2 years I’ve been shopping there. It already had the best selection and value of anywhere in Brum then, and its selection has grown massively since (ciders, wines and spirits, as well as huge amounts of UK, US and Euro craft). Jaz and Kal are always so friendly and helpful, plus having Roberto to guide you through the choicest picks is always a bonus. The tasting room is the icing on the cake really, it’s just a pity I moved to London right as it opened - there’s nowhere in London to rival Cotts.“
gad905 3360 days ago
92 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“I visited this when I was in Birmingham, it is a few minutes on foot from Kings Norton train station, which is 15 minutes from Birmingham New Street station. It looks like a standard UK off-license and feels like it too, as it functions as a kiosk and also sells mainstream pale lagers. But then you probably have the best bottle shop selection I’ve ever seen. Mikkeller, Kernel, Brew by Numbers, De Molen, Evil Twin and many more! The prices for the rarer stuff are naturally a bit higher but the UK beer is well priced. I would definitely visit again“
davidtjm 3368 days ago
100 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“The most amazing beer shop in the UK, I travel an hour and half, 80 miles to get there, all totally worth it for what is the best selection of beer in the UK at the best prices. Then to top this off its run by the most friendly enthusiastic guys, who will always go out of their way to help and serve their customers. There is also the added bonus too of the growler filling station recently installed, where you can get those really rare craft beers to take home in a fine glass growler. I will continue to do my long trek to get there, as there is not finer craft beer shop in the UK.“
Rakey 3391 days ago
96 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Since my initial review a couple of years ago this place has gone from strength to strength, used to think the 22 mile round trip was a trek but I’m lucky to have it this close. US and English select is amazing, often get London brews before London rater’s. Great European selection, the recent addition of a tasting room is welcome, you can try before you purchase a growler. A real destination specialist beer shop.“
RichTheVillan 3392 days ago
94 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Visited the Monday 10th November 2014. This place is at 15 min by car from the centre of Birmingham. Not difficult to find it. The place is well sorted with a really amazing beer selection from US and from Europe. The selection of British beer is also amazing. I can just recommend this place. You will find very amazing product and some crazy things as a Mikkeller Magnum beer and some Jeroboam. The price for the beer is smart and not excessive. Really amazing place a must to visit.“
sir__v 3393 days ago
96 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Excellent service, always willing to keep your beers on hold. Now with a tasting room out back there is even more reason to go there.“
Thebeardedone 3440 days ago
88 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Beyond the unassuming convenience store style frontage lies what surely must take the accolade of best bottle shop in the UK. Huge range of Mikkeller and De Molen beers, extensive high quality range of US and UK beers, I’m pretty sure there is something to tempt all comers in here. Prices are very reasonable, service friendly, layout is decent. What’s not to like? I only wish I lived a bit closer.“
wyzzywyz22 3541 days ago
94 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Craft beer nirvana, the most comprehensive selection you could hope for. Friendly and knowledgeable staff provide a service second to none. Customers are kept in the loop via Twitter (they will check their stock and reserve your selections for you to boot) They have recently started selling draft beer too - today brought home my first growler (2 litre heavy glass sealed bottle) and I imagine it will be getting regular refills as they have had kegs from some of the best UK craft brewers in the recent weeks I have been visiting. Worth a considerable journey to visit - a mixed blessing when it’s on your route home from work! Cheers!“
rondema 3688 days ago
98 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Best store I’ve been to in England by a long shot. Super friendly and helpful staff. Amazing selection of English, Belgian, and US beers. So many US beers I can’t find back home. If in Birmingham this store is a must do.“
Steasy66 3780 days ago
86 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Rows of Craft beer from around the world constantly updating the stock. Of course the downfall of having such variety is that the lower supplies of each means select beers run out quickly. I found that many that I had picked out from their twitter feed and website had sold out. Brothers were faultless when it came to selecting and guidance. They even furnished me with a beer new in that day that wasn’t out on shelves. “
jerd16 3797 days ago
94 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Ok, not entirely sure if I’m allowed to add a rating as I haven’t physically been (yet!) but ordered by ’phone for a mate to collect, got a fantastic selection of beers for a lower price than virtually anywhere else I’ve seen same breweries. Really wish I had the time and the transport to visit regularly! UPDATE now been in person a couple of times, including with car so left with far more than I intended! Like a kid in a sweetshop, endless shelves of rarities and must-haves. Some of the imports are rather £££ but to be fair probably wouldn’t be any cheaper anywhere else outside country of origin. Most UK beers cheaper than elsewhere“
evilempire 3853 days ago
90 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“A really superb shop in the unlikeliest of places – in fact if you were just passing you’d hardly notice it but it has perhaps the best selection of bottled beers I’ve seen anywhere in the country. We visited as part of the Ratebeer Black Country Bus Bash and couldn’t have been made to feel more welcome. The owners had arranged a small tasting for us in the back room and also provided some delicious food (the homemade onion bhajis were my favourite). Excellent all round, including the very competitive prices. (Visited 6 July 2013).“
Boudicca 3881 days ago
88 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Great bottleshop! Rows of good beers at very good prices and great friendly service. Also very nice to be able to move around in this place, not as cramped as some places. Selection is great but keep an eye on the dates if you are worried by that sort of thing, at least one beer was well beyond it’s BBE. Great shop though!“
madmitch76 3884 days ago
100 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“By far the best beer shop I’ve been to in the UK. Only rivalled by some of the craft beer specialists in Washington State.“
Jeff_H 3885 days ago
92 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Visited during the Ratebeer Black Country Bash. Wow, what a gem of a place. Cotteridge is a pretty unassuming-looking bottle shop on the outskirts of Birmingham. Inside you’ll find a treasure trove of quality beer. Plenty of UK micros available alongside a well-curated selection of international breweries. This place has probably the largest selection of De Molen beers I’ve seen outside of Bodegraven. Quality London breweries like Partizan, The Kernel, and Beavertown were well-represented. Gems like Armand & Tommy were on sale for 12 quid. The service was kind, accomodating. Prices for the beer was great, in many cases lower than what I’ve paid directly from the brewery. Overall, a world class bottle shop. This place goes toe-to-toe with Kris Wines for best bottle shop in the UK.“
jackl 3885 days ago
94 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“It was going to be hard to top the visit to Stirchley Wines just around the corner but somehow they did it. The English beer aisle goes on and on including stuff from almost every region - Buxton, The Kernel, Partizan, Arbor, and more. The selection of De Molen and Mikkeller alone would be enough to put this place on any beer nerd’s radar. The icing on the cake was discovering a stash of 3F Armand for the fairly reasonable price of £35. That resulted in a few other bottles appearing which I might have seriously considered if I did not have to fly. You have no excuse to pass this place by when in Birmingham.“
Brigadier 3893 days ago
100 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Hardest working brothers in the business*.Always a pleasure to visit. Knowledgable and informative. Consistent stock updates on twitter. I love this place. A real beer drinkers heaven. *probably!“
STEVIE_NIX 3917 days ago
84 /100
Cotteridge Wines (Beer Store)
1825 PERSHORE ROAD
“Always a great selection, I’ve had some stunners, the Lads are always very helpful and have pointed me in the direction of some classics (a quick note, the other half pops in when birthdays, christmas etc are due and they help her out with gifts for me, Tactical Nuclear Penguin, Buxton Stouts and more) can’t fault them and their recent run down to the East End has given me the chance to try Pressure Drop, Five Point, Crate as well as the usual Kernal, Partizan, Brodies etc, the only drawback is that it’s only about a mile and a half away from me (very conve and I will be bankrupt eventually“
Grindcore 3934 days ago